Two Canadian men with 96 kilograms of cocaine

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that its officers at the Aldergrove border crossing have seized 96 kilos of cocaine. This is the third significant cocaine seizure made by CBSA officers in the Pacific Highway District this year.

"This seizure clearly demonstrates the excellent work our officers continue to do to intercept smuggled shipments of illegal drugs at our borders," said the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety. "Securing our borders from drugs is an important part of making our communities safer."

The cocaine was discovered on April 23, 2007, after officers became suspicious of the driver of a pick-up truck and referred the vehicle for a secondary examination. With the help of a detector dog and other examination tools, an electronically operated compartment in the truck's floor was revealed that contained the 96 kilos of cocaine.

Two Canadian men were arrested by the CBSA officers and turned over to the RCMP, which continues to investigate this case.

Source: Canada Border Services Agency

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